The Supreme Court Vacancy and ...

Feb 23, 2016 by

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly and unexpectedly, a week ago Saturday, I experienced the same surge of emotion that many...

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Balancing Critique and Gratitu...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like many rabbis, I receive a weekly email from the remnants of the Alban Institute, a premier source of information and consulting...

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One Resolution, Many Voices

Dec 30, 2015 by

The CCAR Board recently adopted a comprehensive resolution entitled, “CCAR Declaration of Love for the State of Israel and Its...

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I Didn’t Build It

Oct 1, 2015 by

Showing visitors or newcomers around the synagogue, I hear the compliment, “What a beautiful temple!” I respond: “Yes, and I can brag...

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Bearing True Witness: Raising ...

Jul 29, 2015 by

Late last week, the New York Times treated us to a column featuring two Reform rabbis, Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig and Rabbi Yoel...

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Transition: Two Years, Two Sid...

Jul 6, 2015 by

I write on July 1, 2015, mindful that many colleagues begin new positions today, two years to the day after I commenced my tenure at...

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Grateful for the Unexpected: M...

Dec 26, 2014 by

Our family vacation didn’t entirely go as planned. A week-long Galapagos cruise turned into a four-day voyage when an airplane...

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Mussar for Rabbis – Bitachon (...

Sep 17, 2014 by

“Rabbi, I wouldn’t want your job,” congregants have often said to me, most often in connection with the rabbi’s...

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